In the Science Curriculum Area, students experience a staff base that enables students to pursue excellence on their journey to becoming their absolute best.
Our vision is that teachers share and guide Castle View students through the various curriculum pathways we offer that are tailored specifically to their personal requirements.
These are designed to enrich their knowledge and passion for Science through understanding its impact and influence, locally, nationally and globally.
Whilst we focus and drive success during their time here we also promote and support independent enquiry and the moral and social implications of Science, in order to develop our students holistically.
At Key Stage 3 we have an accelerated program of study that lasts for two years only. It is designed to inspire and aims to ensure everyone makes one sub level of progress per term, allowing one National Curriculum level per year. Nationally, the average expectations at Key stage 3 are that two levels of progress by the end of a three year course are achieved. We aim to achieve one level of progress per year.
At Key Stage 4 we offer several different courses, which have varied entry requirements depending on academic ability, areas of interest and future career aspirations. All courses have equal emphasis on Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
Students will be guided onto one of the following pathways:
Note: from September 2015 students in Year 9 will start studying the new GCSE qualifications which are based entirely on examinations in the summer term of Year 11. There will be no controlled assessment.